PHOTOGRAPHY, THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Chaired by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, president of the Rencontres d’Arles, university professor in Sciences Po Paris, and François Hébel, director of the Rencontres d’Arles. Organised by Françoise Docquiert, lecturer at University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne. Led by Pierre Haski, director of Rue89.
Wednesday 6 July, 10 am to 1 pm / The Image Economy
How Internet changed our point of view on images? How photography, its broadcast and economy have changed because and thanks to those new medias?
Opening by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, chairman, lecturer at the École des Sciences Politiques de Paris, media historian specialised in the relationship between photography and the Internet ; André Gunthert, researcher at the EHESS, director of the Laboratoire d’histoire visuelle contemporaine (Lhivic), editor of Culture Visuelle L’image fluide; David Campbell, photography consultant, writer, award-winning multimedia producer, and member of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies at Durham University <www.david-campbell.org>; Frank Evers, founder of INSTITUTE, a management company representing leading visual artists, president of Evergreen Pictures, a production company serving clients in the broadcast, commercial and cultural fields <www.instituteartistmanagement.com>; Karim Ben Khelifa, photographer, founding member of the website <www.emphas.is>.
Thursday 7 July, 10 am to 1 pm / Photography and the Internet
What are the terms for the outbreak of a photographic world centered on the Internet? What could lead to it? What does it mean to be an author? What are the new ways of exhibiting and understanding those oeuvres? Joan Fontcuberta, photographer, co-curator of From Here On with Clément Cheroux, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr and Joachim Schmid; Penelope Umbrico, lecturer in photography, visual and related media at the School of Visual Arts, New York City; Thomas Mailaender, artist and multimedia photographer; Fred Ritchin, lecturer at the New York University Tisch School of the Art, editor-in-chief for the New York Times Magazine (1978-82) and Camera Arts magazine (1982-83), curator of the New York Photo Festival in 2010, the director of PixelPress. <www.pixelpress.org>; Guillaume Herbaut, photographer, founding member of L’oeil Public, he works on the Internet to produce documentaries (La Zone, interactive work on the prohibited zone of Tchernobyl shown in the Gaité Lyrique); Marie Anne Ferry Fall, legal director of ADAGP (the rights of the authors in the visual arts).
Friday 8 July, 10 am to 1 pm /
Photography and social networks (flash back on the tunisian Arab Spring)
How social networks change our creativity and information? How one could fiddle on the Internet via Facebook, Twitter and blogs and broadcast information? How collaborative websites invent tools to get around censorship?
Lina ben Mhenni, teacher, bloger, journalist and prime eye-witness of the Arab Spring in Tunisia; Brian Storm, founding member and director of MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio broadcasting on the Internet; Benjamin Chesterton, co-founder with David White of the website Duckrabbit, working with photography and social networks. <http://duckrabbit.info/blog>; Vincent Glad, journalist on Slate.fr, student in Arts et Langages at the EHESS; Azyz Amami, or azyz405, a Tunisian blogger, took part in the Arab Spring.
In partnership with the magazine Connaissance des Arts and Rue89.
THE HUMAN SNAPSHOT
A three-day colloquium co-produced with Bard College’s Curatorial Studies Program (New York), centred on the theme of universalism and its forms in contemporary art and photography, bringing together world-famous experts and other notable guests. The programme includes closed-door work sessions, a colloquium (open to the public), and a programme of workshops, film and video screenings, and encounter sessions.
Closing the programme, the LUMA Foundation will screen an open-air slideshow at Alyscamps.
July 2, 3, 4: full programme available at <www.bard.edu>